Warwick School District, Department of Health warn parents about whooping cough after child at Sanfordville Elementary School develops contagious disease
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Whooping cough at Warwick school
WARWICK - The Warwick School District and the Department of Health are warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of whooping cough after a student at Sanfordville Elementary School came down with the highly contagious disease.
Officials say early symptoms of whooping cough, also called pertussis, resemble those of a common cold, but within two weeks the cough becomes more severe.
Health officials say the disease can be treated with antibiotics.
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Officials say the main danger of whooping cough is to babies that are less than a year old.
They are warning anyone with an active cough to stay away from very young children.